Okay, the poll’s closed and the votes are in for the second-last Mayo GAA Blog Man of the Match award of the year. Like the match itself, the poll was a close-run thing but, unlike yesterday’s All-Ireland decider against Dublin at Croke Park, this one didn’t end in stalemate.
Top of the poll with 20% of the vote was team captain Cillian O’Connor. He hasn’t been firing on all cylinders this year but he was one of our real leaders at Croke Park yesterday. And when we desperately needed his inspirational input, a point behind with the game deep in injury time, he produced. And how:
— SidelineEye (@sidelineye) September 19, 2016
Donal Vaughan also had a stormer yesterday and this is reflected in his 19% share of the vote. Others to feature prominently in the poll were Paddy Durcan, Brendan Harrison and Tom Parsons (all on 12%).
Well done to them all and well done too to all the other lads, both on and off the field, who played their part in yesterday’s titanic tussle with the Dubs. Thanks to them, there’ll now be one further MOTM poll in 2016, assuming the replay on 1st October does produce a winner, that is.